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DRAW A SNOW BUG WITH THE SKETCHIN’ TECH

DRAW A SNOW BUG WITH THE SKETCHIN’ TECH

How to Draw a Snow Bug with the Sketchin’ Tech

Sketchin’ Tech is a fun, family-friendly drawing show on YouTube where you can draw all kinds of bugs. Some bugs are beneficial, some bugs are pests, but all are fascinating and fun to draw!     

In this episode, we will learn how to draw a Snow Bug! A snow bug is an insect found in northern Japan that appears in late autumn and usually hints that winter is coming! We’ll learn more about them in a minute. 

But first, let’s get our art supplies ready and watch this video to start drawing!

Are you ready to dive into the Japanese world of the “yukimushi”? Here are some fun facts about Snow Bugs you can share with your kids:

Every fall in Japan, as winter gets closer, teensy tiny aphids start showing up, hinting that it will get much colder. These aphids are called ‘yukimushi,’ which translates to snow bugs, a nickname they’ve earned because whenever they come out to play, it snows soon after! That’s because they don’t do well in hot weather and only show up when the temperatures drop. Legend has it that when you spot the yukimushi, snow is expected in the next ten days, though it doesn’t always turn out to be true.  

Every fall in Japan, as winter gets closer, teensy tiny aphids start showing up, hinting that it will get much colder. These aphids are called ‘yukimushi,’ which translates to snow bugs, a nickname they’ve earned because whenever they come out to play, it snows soon after! That’s because they don’t do well in hot weather and only show up when the temperatures drop. Legend has it that when you spot the yukimushi, snow is expected in the next ten days, though it doesn’t always turn out to be true.  

Snow bugs are woolly aphids, part of the true bug family. They’re only about the size of a gnat and kind of look like a little white puffball with wings. These little bugs feed by sucking the sap out of plants. They’re called “woolly” because they wear a cozy, waxy outfit that looks like wool. This not only keeps them safe from the environment but also acts like a superhero shield against other bugs that might want to bother them. 

In October 2023, Sapporo, Japan, had a massive swarm of snow bugs fill the sky, making it look like it was snowing. Officials think it happened because they had an extended summer, which provided a longer breeding period for the snow bugs. It didn’t snow right away, though – the season’s first snowfall was on November 11th, 2023.

Even if they’re not very accurate weatherbugs, we think they’re cute, and we hope you had fun learning about and how to draw these cute little snowflake bugs. 

At Fox Pest Control, we know a lot about bugs. Check out our Home Protection Plan to learn how we can keep your home safe and comfortable. We treat your house throughout the year, so you don’t have to worry about pests invading your space.

Thanks for joining the Sketchin’ Tech! We can’t wait to draw with you again! 

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